Tagged: Ephemera

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The Treachery of Greeting Cards

I almost bought this anniversary card for Teresa (The selection was limited at Target) but upon further rumination, I suspect that this popsicle card would cause her to say, “What are you trying to...

Overtime at the Lumber Mill 0

Overtime at the Lumber Mill

I was rooting around for something and found these old paystubs, and an electric bill, from 1943. Looks like they took out about 14% for taxes; I thought taxes were lower back then… Maybe...

Found buried treasure in my filing cabinet! 0

Found buried treasure in my filing cabinet!

I found a batch of these novelty “Comic Cards” from probably the 1950’s? when I was rooting around in one of my filing cabinets. In this one, two dogs have to pee, but they...

A poll for the ladies 0

A poll for the ladies

I think it’s the lady on the upper right. She can’t be bothered with having a period, and makes her husband do it.

Mt. St. Helens ash? Or just fireplace sweepings? 0

Mt. St. Helens ash? Or just fireplace sweepings?

Today is the 39th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, May 18th 1980. I was just 20 then, and barely noticed the ash fall; I lived and worked in the gritty industrial...

Ethyl has gas. 0

Ethyl has gas.

Used to be some gasoline had a proprietary antiknock compound in it called “Ethyl”. If I had been old enough to be a gas station attendant back then, and if someone asked for the...

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino 0

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino

The famed Pioneer Club lays it on the line in this 1948 gaming guide; “Maybe you’ll TAKE the SLOT MACHINES… or vice versa!” Nevermind the BS below that about being pleasantly surprised… Vice Versa...

The Future is now, sort of. 0

The Future is now, sort of.

The February, 1956 edition of Town Journal magazine predicted cars would be controlled by devices embedded in the pavement. They didn’t see the advances in optics and electronics enabling self-driving cars to use any...